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a mill for grinding grain (especially the customer's own grain)

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On the lower reaches of the river in West Chester County, Frederick and his son Adolph had diversified investments to such an extent that by the last decades of the seventeenth century two gristmills, each with a pair of grindstones, were erected at Philipsburg (Tarrytown) on the Pocantico stream and at the "Lower Mills" at Yonkers.
Yet farmers already paid rent and taxes to these landlords as well as fees for the use of almost anything on the estate, whether gristmills.
United Empire Loyalists, who fled the United States, played a huge part in the development of King Township, an area blessed with fast flowing streams and rivers that provided a good power source for saw and gristmills.
We are blessed with several gristmills that grind local com.
Woodstock had industries of various kinds: gristmills, wood carving, yarn spinning, mineral development, and gold mining, which were facilitated by the abundance of water power from nearby rivers.
Salt farms and gristmills dotted the coastline, their windmills tapping the sea breezes for energy.
The 30-acre park includes one of the first gristmills built in the Willamette Valley, in 1858.
Although sawmills and gristmills were built almost as soon as colonial towns were established throughout New England, these mills had limited effects on fish.
The industrial revolution, bringing about changes in agriculture and transport, left in its wake "ghost towns" of dilapidated buildings, inoperative furnaces, and neglected gristmills.
Though ideally situated near the prairies, the gristmills actually had to be located near the river; therefore, they sprang up near the sawmills in the forested areas.
He might build gristmills, ovens, or winepresses and command his people to use them in order to increase his income.
The visibility of "domestic economy" enabled women, in turn, to assume economic roles outside the home, such as managing sawmills, gristmills, slaughterhouses, textile and clothing stores, drug shops (women were generally the acknowledged authorities on traditional medicine), and lens-grinding shops (see Davis 226-27).